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12 Reasons to Support UrbArts on #GiveSTLDay

12 Reasons to Support UrbArts on #GiveSTLDay

May 2nd in St. Louis is typically called #GiveSTLDay but consider #GiveUrbLifeDaily. Because artists and youth give UrbArts life on a daily basis, we pass that energy onto the broader community through events, workshops, and mentoring. While that’s dope, we will give 12 concrete reasons throughout day for why we are worthy of your consideration…

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3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Festival

3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Festival

Festival Expands, Quincy Troupe to Keynote The Brick City Poetry Festival will be held Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd at venues throughout the Greater St. Louis area. This year, Quincy Troupe is slated to give the keynote address on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Missouri History Museum. Brick City will offer pre-festival events…

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VerbQuake Youth Slam

VerbQuake Youth Slam

VerbQuake Youth Poetry Slam is a teen performing arts program. It is critical literacy. It is reading everyday life as text. It is treating revision as sharpening blades. It is cross-stitched quilts. It is liberation from labels. It is refusing the master’s tools or using them to tear down old frameworks. It is a platform…

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Black Men | Nov 28 – Dec 29

Black Men | Nov 28 – Dec 29

UrbArts will redefine Black Friday with its latest exhibit, Black Men. Featuring 18 stunning works by Roland Burrow, Billy Williams, C’Babi Bayoc, and Adrian Walker, this exhibit shows the many representations of black men and counters the stereotypical images that limit what’s possible in the mind’s eye. During the exhibit run, UrbArts will screen a…

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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

The 2014-2015 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets are free to compete. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 8 points to qualify for the Final on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. Four winning poets will…

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